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Latest Ebola patient traveled by plane

A second health care worker in Dallas who tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled by plane on Monday, one day before reporting symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal public health agency said it is contacting all 132 passengers on the health care worker’s evening flight from Cleveland to Dallas.... Read more»

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

Part one in a two-part series examining how financial companies charge high fees to the families of prison inmates.... Read more»

Most U.S. nurses say their hospitals aren't prepared for Ebola

Hospitals in the United States aren’t prepared for Ebola. Not what you want to hear right now, of course, but that’s the warning being sounded by the very medical professionals who provide much of our health care and who’d be on the front lines of any Ebola outbreak in the United States: Nurses.

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CDC re-evaluating safety procedures after nurse contracts Ebola

Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that the agency will look again at the protocols for hospitals to see if more training or equipment is necessary to protect health care workers and the public.... Read more»

A 6-year-old Honduran migrant goes to Washington

With U.S. immigration reform long delayed, a Honduran mother and son head to the capital to tell lawmakers why they came to Boston and should be allowed to stay.... Read more»

Calif. study: Common Core can help English learners

The rigorous new Common Core standards represent both a daunting challenge and a promising pathway that could help close the achievement gap for the growing number of American students who enter school knowing little or no English.... Read more»

Private donors supply spy gear to cops

There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.... Read more»

Gun Wars

8 states have laws voiding federal firearms regs

Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.... Read more»8

Factchecking McCain on Ebola in United States

Sen. John McCain claimed on a Sunday talk show that “we were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States.” Not exactly.... Read more»1

BLS: Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013

The number of contractors and Hispanic workers who died on the job increased in 2013 even as the overall tally of worker deaths declined, according to preliminary data released in September by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.... Read more»1

Deadly force, in black and white

A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.... Read more»

Hazmat suit stocks soar on Ebola fears

It’s a great time to be a hazmat suit maker. The stock price of Lakeland Industries has soared more than 170 percent this month on growing fears the deadly Ebola virus could spread overseas.... Read more»

Trent Franks, Yazidis demand more action against ISIS

Joined by a Republican congressman, Arizonans who are members of an ethnic and religious group from the Middle East said last week that the United States isn’t doing enough to stop violence perpetrated by the Islamic State group.... Read more»

Nogales marks two-year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

On Friday, around 150 people marched in Nogales, Sonora, to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, killed when he was shot by Border Patrol agents firing through the border fence on Oct. 10, 2012.... Read more»

How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship

Members of the small American Samoan community are in a legal fight for new recognition. A strange loophole in citizenship law has created two types of Americans: U.S. citizens, and second-class American Samoan U.S. “nationals.” People born of all other U.S. territories — including far­-flung places like the Northern Mariana Islands or Guam — are automatically granted citizenship. So why are American Samoans excluded?... Read more»

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